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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1298091 (stock #T-O1294)
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A precious set of “Kakiemon" Imari side dish plates made by Sakaida Kakiemon 13th (1906-1982) during Showa period. The first generation Sakaida Kakiemon (1596–1666) is said to be the first pottery in Japan to discover the secret of enamel decoration on porcelain, known as 'akae', which is a style of Japanese enameled ceramics, traditionally produced at the factories of Arita (Southern part of Japan) from the mid-17th century onwards...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1290660 (stock #T-R1273)
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A very rare set of “Kakiemon" Old Imari side dish plates made during Edo period. These plates are relatively thin and in excellent condition, although they were made during Edo period...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1277231 (stock #T-M1231)
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A very rare set of ten “Old Imari” side dish plates. These Kakiemon style plates in Japanese bell-flower form are in excellent condition, although they were made during Edo period...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1249043 (stock #T-P1165)
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An elaborate, delicate, and elegant pair of “Yabumeizan” vases with flower and birds motifs. Yabumeizan (1853-1934) was a pottery-painter who applied overglaze decoration and colours to undecorated pottery which was bought in. He had achieved mastery of detailed multicolored overglaze painting earthenware techniques...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1245940 (stock #T-P1053)
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A very unique and rare Sumidagawa pottery flower vase made in the early Meiji period. This humorous vase is depicted with a scene of two men resting in a cave, which is very unique and impressive idea.

Since Sumidagawa ware were made mainly for exporting abroad, there are few artworks currently left in Japan. This is one of such rare Sumidagawa pottery ware. The kiln of Sumidagawa pottery was founded in the mid Edo period, using the clay near the Sumida river as pot clay...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1243647 (stock #T-O1057)
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A Goryeo celadon porcelain style vase decorated with inlaid phoenix and chrysanthemum motifs by Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan the 2nd(1858-1940).

Makuzu Kozan is one of the most influential pottery during Meiji to early Showa period for its unique grand relief pottery and high quality earthenware with multicolored overgraze enamels. Their products were exhibited at Philadelphia World Exposition and evaluated highly in Europe and the U.S. to become a world-famous pottery...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1243210 (stock #T-A1096)
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Lovely Kyoto Pottery Censer by Miura Chikusen A fabulous Kyoto (Kiyomizu) pottery incense burner made by Miura Chikusen 1st, decorated with floral geometric pattern in various colors against lively green ground. It comes with elaborately carved silver chimney and a pottery one. Censers are any type of vessels made for burning incense...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1240928 (stock #T-BN1035)
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A Kyoto Satsuma flower vase by Matsumoto Hozan with a very detailed picture of daimyo(regional federal lord) procession. The drawings are amazingly minute, precise and delicate. This vase represents the typical Kyoto Satsuma decoration technique which is characterized by its minute and elegant style. In the picture, daimyo and retainers, such as samurai, doctors, and those who serve for daimyo painted in one continuous line...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1238419 (stock #T-BN1031)
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An elegant Kyoto Satsuma vase made during Meiji period. This vase in rectangular form has four sides, decorated with drawings of peaceful good old days... women in pavilion rest beside the placid lake, a Japanese beauty in gorgeours kimono, songbirds singing on a gnarled plum tree, and a mother and children washing their kimonos...The shoulders of the vase are decorated with exquisite millefleurs and phoenix pattern. Very high quality Kyo Satsuma vase...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1238319 (stock #T-M1017)
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A simple yet sophisticated celadon incense burner by Suwa Sozan 1st, one of the famous potter in Meiji-Taisho period. " The globe is made of silver with splendid Phoenix motif.

Suwa Sozan was born in Kanazawa. He worked for Kinkozan, one of prestigious Meiji potter, until 1906, when he set up his own workshop in Gojozaka. He seems to have specialized in ceramic carving and in the making of celadon. He was made an Imperial Artist in 1917...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1238211 (stock #T-H580)
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This refined incense burner by Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan has a taste of old Satsuma ware, which Kozan intentionally tried to revisit and to bring out the achievements of their predecessors. Some of Makuzu ware were made by imitating the style of their forefathers, such as Rimpa school, Nomura Ninsei or old Satsuma ware. By learning and copying their traditional styles, Kozan tried to search for the spirit of old traditional Japanese arts and beauty. So it is not a mere copy, rather it embraces ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1237738 (stock #T-H662)
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A refined withe porcelain incense burner in Korai style by Makuzu Kozan II(1859-1917). The body is big bird form, with ornamented small bird with rise technique on the upper body. The incense globe is made of pure silver (100%) with fine carving of dragon and arabesque design.

Makuzu ware was first presented in the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876, gaining the bronze medal in the decorative ceramic division, This great success let to worldwide fame for Makuzu ware, and thereaf...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1237485 (stock #T-O970)
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A sophisticated celadon jar by Suwa Sozan (1851-1922), one of the famous potter in Meiji-Taisho period. The ovoid body jar decorated with a shoal of sturgeon-like fish modelled in low relief and painted in undergraze red and grey and lightly incised with water weeds. The fishes look like as if they are actually swimming in the water. A very similar jar is kept at the Nasser D. Khalili collection.

Suwa Sozan was born in Kanazawa. He worked for Kinkozan, one of prestigious Meiji potter, u...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1237281 (stock #T-M1015)
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A pair of stylish, elegant and slender Kyo-Satsuma (or Kyoto style Satsuma) vase, made by Kusube Sennosuke (1859-1940) of Awata (Kyoto), one of the major Kyo-Sasuma artists such as Kinkousan, as well as, a founder of Kusube pottery trading company. This graceful pair of vases in gourd form embrace a bit of Art Nouveau taste, with gorgeous belt pattern on the upper shoulder and near the bottom, and gracefully painted Japanese wisteria flowers in the center.

Awata ware, or Kyo-Satsuma, a...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1231684 (stock #T-H1129)
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A thrown and cut Meiji "Imari" porcelain vase, decorated with full of auspicious motifs such as flying cranes, lucky mallet and flowers was made early Meiji period. This Imari porcelain vase in happy color tone remains some reminiscence of good old Edo period. It looks like a small hand warmer, however, it might be used as a flower vase for exporting abroad. We might also use it as a candle holder, an aroma diffuser or a burner in our today's life.

In the days of the Edo Shogunate, ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1229389 (stock #T-O1125)
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This humorous lion shaped celadon incense burner was made by Makuzu Kozan 1st in his last years. Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan produced an extraordinarily wide range of ceramics for both domestic and export markets, and participated with great success in domestic/international exhibitions during Meiji-period. He was one of the greatest potters at that time.

Chinese guardian lions or "Foo dogs" were considered as a symbol of strength and auspicious creature. Statues of guardian lions have tr...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1229232 (stock #T-H1127)
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A splendid "Kutani" porcelain of Meiji-period with delicate drawings, even in the inside of the bowl. Just like this bowl was used for happy gatherings, joyful pictures of people, peaceful landscape and beautiful nature are portrayed.

"Kutani"porcelain style is known for multiple colors, and bold designs covering most of the surface of each piece. Origin of Kutani porcelain dates back in 1655 and around 1810, new overglaze painting techniques from various kilns were infused in the deve...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1223032 (stock #T-H1078)
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It is a dish shaped flower of chrysanthemum with very beautiful color of yellow by Miyagawa Kosai.

Makuzu-yaki (Makuzu ware) is a pottery that Miyagawa Kosai produces pottery at Higashiyama in Kyoto.
Miyagawa Kosai mainly produces the pottery used in the tea ceremony.
The Miyagawa family came to Kyoto in the late 1600's and set up a pottery materials and repair business.
Later, the Miyagawa family split into two main branches, lead by Jihei and Chobei, and both branches con...